Irene A. Yurkon

Jan. 20, 2013

Irene A. Yurkon, 94, formerly of Exeter, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at the Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre.

Born on Aug. 9, 1918, she was the daughter of the late William and Anna Tomaskovich Gregus.

She was a former member of St. John the Baptist Church, Exeter, where she was a faithful volunteer at their many bazaars and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society.

Prior to her retirement, she worked as a seamstress in the garment industry.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Yurkon, in January 1991; grandson Anthony William Yurkon, sisters, Mary Mayewski, Emily Lindquist; brother John Gregus and stepbrothers, John and Frank Balara.

Surviving are her sons, Anthony and his wife, Bonnie, Mountain Top; William and his wife, Elaine, Exeter; grandchildren Brian and his wife, Kelly Yurkon, Jamison, Pa., and Philip Yurkon, Columbia, Mo.; great-grandson, Matthew Yurkon, along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. from St. Barbara Parish at St. Cecilia's Church, Wyoming Avenue, Exeter.

Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Cedar Street, Exeter.

Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Gubbiotti Funeral Home
1030 Wyoming Avenue Exeter, PA 18643

Published in Times Leader on Jan. 21, 2013